NEW YORK, June 24, 2008 – The National Basketball Association today announced the 53-game schedule for the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS. Games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and will feature 21 NBA teams competing over 10 days, from July 11-20.

The showdown in the desert will tip off on Friday, July 11, with four games scheduled at COX Pavilion. Teams slated for action on opening day include the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers (full schedule attached).

“NBA Summer League is an opportunity for the incoming rookie class to get acclimated to the NBA, give teams the chance to evaluate free agents and provide further training for veteran players.” said Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, NBA Basketball Operations.

This year’s action will include nine of the top 14 draft picks from the 2008 NBA Draft to be held later this month, including the Minnesota Timberwolves’ and the Grizzlies’ selections -- the third and fifth picks, respectively.

“NBA Summer League is a great way for fans to see the league’s young talent, while having the chance to watch their favorite NBA teams compete in a family-friendly atmosphere,” said Gail Hunter, NBA Senior Vice President of Events and Attractions.

NBA TV will broadcast 23 games from Las Vegas as well as provide reports on the Summer League teams, featuring interviews with players, coaches and team executives. In addition to features, game recaps and statistics, NBA.com will also be providing live webcasts of all games.

Joining the above-mentioned teams scheduled to appear in Vegas this summer are the Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards.

Tickets for the 2008 NBA Summer League Presented by EA SPORTS are on sale and can be purchased by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office and UNLV Ticket Outlets. All general admission tickets are $20 for the day, courtside tickets are $100 for the day, and children three years & under are admitted free of charge.

2008 NBA Summer League Game Schedule:
DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
July 11 4:00 PM ET Philadelphia vs. Golden State COX Pavilion
July 11 6:00 PM ET New Orleans vs. Memphis COX Pavilion
July 11 8:00 PM ET LA Lakers vs. Detroit* COX Pavilion
July 11 10:00 PM ET Dallas vs. LA Clippers* COX Pavilion
July 12 4:00 PM ET Toronto vs. Sacramento COX Pavilion
July 12 6:00 PM ET Charlotte vs. LA Clippers COX Pavilion
July 12 8:00 PM ET Philadelphia vs. Denver COX Pavilion
July 12 10:00 PM ET Memphis vs. Milwaukee COX Pavilion
July 13 4:00 PM ET Charlotte vs. New Orleans COX Pavilion
July 13 6:00 PM ET Dallas vs. Golden State* COX Pavilion
July 13 8:00 PM ET Memphis vs. LA Lakers* COX Pavilion
July 13 10:00 PM ET Detroit vs. LA Clippers COX Pavilion
July 14 4:00 PM ET New York vs. Cleveland* COX Pavilion
July 14 6:00 PM ET Toronto vs. Denver COX Pavilion
July 14 8:00 PM ET Washington vs. Portland* COX Pavilion
July 14 8:30 PM ET Phoenix vs. Houston Thomas & Mack Center
July 14 10:00 PM ET Dallas vs. Minnesota* COX Pavilion
July 14 10:30 PM ET San Antonio vs. Memphis Thomas & Mack Center
July 15 6:00 PM ET Detroit vs. Milwaukee COX Pavilion
July 15 8:00 PM ET Philadelphia vs. LA Lakers* COX Pavilion
July 15 8:30 PM ET San Antonio vs. New Orleans Thomas & Mack Center
July 15 10:00 PM ET Sacramento vs. Portland* COX Pavilion
July 15 10:30 PM ET Charlotte vs. Golden State Thomas & Mack Center
July 16 4:00 PM ET San Antonio vs. New York* COX Pavilion
July 16 6:00 PM ET Sacramento vs. Dallas* COX Pavilion
July 16 8:00 PM ET Philadelphia vs. Washington* COX Pavilion
July 16 8:30 PM ET Minnesota vs. LA Lakers Thomas & Mack Center
July 16 10:00 PM ET Memphis vs. LA Clippers COX Pavilion
July 16 10:30 PM ET Cleveland vs. Houston Thomas & Mack Center
July 17 4:00 PM ET Dallas vs. Detroit* COX Pavilion
July 17 6:00 PM ET New Orleans vs. LA Clippers COX Pavilion
July 17 8:00 PM ET Toronto vs. Philadelphia COX Pavilion
July 17 8:30 PM ET San Antonio vs. Phoenix Thomas & Mack Center
July 17 10:00 PM ET Portland vs. Minnesota* COX Pavilion
July 17 10:30 PM ET Denver vs. Milwaukee Thomas & Mack Center
July 18 4:00 PM ET Phoenix vs. New York* COX Pavilion
July 18 6:00 PM ET Charlotte vs. Detroit COX Pavilion
July 18 8:00 PM ET Cleveland vs. Washington* COX Pavilion
July 18 8:30 PM ET LA Lakers vs. Toronto Thomas & Mack Center
July 18 10:00 PM ET Sacramento vs. Golden State* COX Pavilion
July 18 10:30 PM ET Houston vs. Denver Thomas & Mack Center
July 19 4:00 PM ET New York vs. Charlotte* COX Pavilion
July 19 6:00 PM ET Golden State vs. Toronto COX Pavilion
July 19 6:30 PM ET LA Lakers vs. Denver Thomas & Mack Center
July 19 8:00 PM ET Washington vs. Houston* COX Pavilion
July 19 8:30 PM ET Minnesota vs. Milwaukee Thomas & Mack Center
July 19 10:00 PM ET Portland vs. Phoenix* COX Pavilion
July 19 10:30 PM ET New Orleans vs. Cleveland Thomas & Mack Center
July 20 4:00 PM ET Minnesota vs. New York* COX Pavilion
July 20 6:00 PM ET Phoenix vs. Washington COX Pavilion
July 20 6:30 PM ET Milwaukee vs. Cleveland Thomas & Mack Center
July 20 8:00 PM ET Portland vs. New Orleans* COX Pavilion
July 20 8:30 PM ET Sacramento vs. Houston Thomas & Mack Center